Janina Myronova

Janina Myronova (Wroclaw, Poland) is a designer, painter, and ceramic sculptor who creates narrative through figurative forms and composed backdrops. Utilizing a specific and distorted representation of the body, each composition shows a different personality and personal story to collectively reference a graphic novel and arcing story. Imparting her own emotion through linework, Myronova’s works are strategically charged with color to saturate and amplify their individual stories.

Myronova received her MFA from the Department of Ceramic Art at Lviv National Academy of Fine Arts (Lviv, Ukraine) in 2012, an MFA in 2013 and PhD in 2019 from the Department of Ceramics and Glass at The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts and Design (Wroclaw, Poland). Continually developing her work and practice, Myronova has attended numerous residencies including at the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum (Taiwan), Clayarch Gimhae Museum (South Korea), Galerie Lefebvre et Fils (Paris, France), The Centre of Polish Sculpture (Orońsko, Poland), and the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center (Denmark). During her time in academia, she held the titles of head of ceramics studio at Instytut Dizajnu w Kielcach (Kielce, Poland) and assistant professor at The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts and Design (Wroclaw, Poland).

Myronova has received myriad awards and honors including the Silver Award at the first Lotus Mountain Prize (Changchun, China), the Franz Rising Star Project Scholarship (Taipei City, Taiwan), First Prize at the 7th Bienal Internacional de Cerámica de Marratxí (Spain), First Prize in the Those Who Come category of the 5th Ceramica Multiplex (Croatia), and was named one of Ceramics Monthly’s Emerging Artists in 2019. During her career, Myronova has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions at locations including the Musée du Four des Casseaux (Limoges, France), Museu de Ceramica (Barcelona, Spain), Museum of Architecture (Wroclaw, Poland), Riga Art Space (Latvia), Gallery TDK (Tarnobrzeg, Poland), 6 exi Contemporary Ceramics (Thessaloniki, Greece), and Galleri Christoffer Egelund (Copenhagen, Denmark). Myronova also has work in numerous public collections including those at Riga Porcelain Museum (Latvia), the Mark Rothko Art Center (Daugavpils, Latvia), Museu Ceràmica (Alcora, Spain), and the National Museums in both Wroclaw and Krakow (Poland).